Gene Kim, MD

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Appointments: 1-833-UT-CARES (1-833-882-2737)

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, MD

University of California San Diego, BS, Bioengineering


Residency/Fellowship

Residency, Ophthalmology, Emory University

Fellowship, Cornea and Refractive Surgery, John A. Moran Eye Center/University of Utah

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Gene Kim, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist in UT Health Austin’s Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute. He specializes in corneal transplantation and anterior segment reconstructive surgery and has expertise in both cataract surgery and LASIK laser eye surgery. Additionally, Dr. Kim is an associate professor and serves as the Residency Program Director for the Dell Medical School Department of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Kim earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and his bachelor’s in bioengineering at the University of California San Diego. He completed a residency in ophthalmology at Emory University and a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the John A. Moran Eye Center/University of Utah.

Dr. Kim formerly served as both the Medial Student Assistant Director/Director and the Residency Program Director for the McGovern Medical School Department of Ophthalmology. His clinical interests include cornea and external disease, medical, and surgical management. His current research interests involve utilizing technology to improve the value and execution of medical care.

Board Certification

  • The American Board of Ophthalmology

Locations

Locations

  • UT Health Austin Clinics
    Health Transformation Building
    1601 Trinity Street, Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78712
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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus Essential HMO
  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus HMO
  • Accountable Health Plan/Interplan (SPHN)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Aetna PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Aetna Seton Health Alliance
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Amerigroup/Amerivantage Classic
  • Beech Street PPO (SPHN)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage HMO/Health Select (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO/UT Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Essentials/Blue Essentials Access - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PAR Plan
  • Coventry (SPHN)
  • EHN/WEB TPA - (Whole Foods)
  • First Care Access PPO Network (SPHN)
  • First Health (SPHN)
  • Firstcare HMO (SPHN) (All HMO plans require a referral)
  • Galaxy (SPHN)
  • Health Payors Organization (SPHN)
  • Healthsmart (SPHN)
  • Humana HMOx
  • Humana Medicare Advantage - all plans EXCEPT Humana Medicare Gold Plus. (Primary Care Providers are Out of Network for Humana Gold Plus)
  • Humana PPO/HMO/Choice Care (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Integrated Medical Systems PPO (SPHN)
  • Medicaid/TMHP (Medicaid is not accepted in the Walk-In Clinic)
  • Medicare Part B Traditional fee for service (Novitas)
  • Multiplan (SPHN) (PHCS is out of network)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Healthcare (SPHN)
  • Sendero IdealCare
  • United Healthcare AARP PPO
  • United Healthcare All Savers/Choice/Choice Plus/PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete Focus HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • United Healthcare One
  • United Student Resources PPO (SPHN)
  • USA Managed Care (SPHN)
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